On Wed, Jun 05, 2013 at 07:10:01AM +0100, Gianfranco Costamagna wrote:

> Just a question, is it possible to add a new test for handling this
> kind of regressions?

Yes, I added one in commit efa5f825.

> And second, is it possible to have a patch for this problem? I'll be
> glad to backport in debian, or to take care of updating the whole git
> package (it is already in experimental BTW)

The fix took a fair bit of refactoring; it's in commits
9db9eec..efa5f825. You can either cherry-pick that range, or just use
"git diff" to generate a patch.

However, for Debian, I don't see much point. Everything up through
unstable does not have the bug (it is all 1.7.10.x or older), and the
version in experimental is already 1.8.3. So as far as I can tell, no
Debian release is currently shipping a buggy version.

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